This cat post is especially for those of you who have asked me for photos, so there will be a few. If you don’t like cats, you may leave now, but please don’t slam the door on your way out.
You may, or may not be aware that we just got an Abysinnian kitten. We named her Jeanette, but call her Jenny. You have to call them by a name that can be called (preferably with a silly high pitched voice) easily when you want them to come. Jennnnnyyyyyyyyyy sounds better than, Jeaneeeeettttte, so Jenny is her name.
Here she is, minutes after her arrival and probably wondering where her mum and sisters were.
Just arrived and having a good look around
I think she is the oldest we’ve ever got a new kitten. We have rescued a few, so they were only a few weeks old when we got them. I’m sure our Livvie wasn’t as old as Jenny, when we brought her home, but this breeder certainly knows her stuff and all her kittens are 3 months old before she lets them go. Not a bad thing as she was fully house trained when she arrived and better yet, she knew exactly where to sharpen her claws. She had been fed a whole variety of foods, so she wouldn’t be a faddy eater and so far she has eaten everything we’ve given her, with gusto. We were even told to give her raw chicken wings, cut into pieces, for her teeth.
Here she is, a few days later, relaxing on her high spot. She loves it there, when she isn’t suckling Mo’s arm.
Relaxing on her tree and feeling safe
Because Jenny was used to spending most of her time in the cat pen, she is an absolute blessing at bed time. From day one, we put her in the kitchen with her bed, litter tray and night time meal and she settles down without a peep.
About one week later
Obviously, she found the Christmas tree. I have to say that she was very gentle while she was inside it and made us laugh every time she popped her head out. This next shot is after Mo removed all the tree ornaments, just before we took the tree down. Jenny had a lot more freedom to lay out on the branches.
Jenny in the Christmas tree
She also loves balloons and had great fun chasing them around and pouncing on them. She popped a few, but didn’t seem to mind the loud bang.
Loving all the balloons
She’s not a bit afraid of them
I hope you enjoyed the photos. I may post the odd one in the future, but for now, here is a short video clip for you.